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Education Innovation Policy

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 13, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 officially called the meeting to order at 8:16 AM on March 13, 2018, 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

DANIELS, Brian Vice Chair
MARIANI, Carlos
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
HALEY, Barb
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
MAYE QUADE, Erin
PRYOR, Laurie
RARICK, Jason
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn


Members excused:

GROSSELL, Matt
LEE, Fue

Representative Christensen moved approval of the minutes from the March 8, 2018 meeting with a technical correction. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF 2768 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bahr moved to re-refer HF 3370 to the committee on Civil Law.

Representative Bahr moved amendment H3370A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bahr moved amendment A18-0603. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Franke presented HF 3370 as amended.

Randy McAlister, Detective Sergeant/Investigations Certified Threat Manager, City of Cottage Grove Public Safety Department, testified in favor of HF 3370 as amended.

John Giebel, Boston Scientific, testified in favor of HF 3370 as amended.

Dr. Kristine Kienlen, Forensic Psychologist, testified in favor of HF 3370 as amended.

Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on HF 3370 as amended.

Roger Aronson, Legal and Legislative Counsel with Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association, testified on HF 3370 as amended.

Representative Bahr renewed his motion that HF 3370 as amended be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson presented HF 3178.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H3178A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Daniel Sellers, Ed Allies, testified in favor of HF 3178 as amended.

Aimee Guidera, The Data Quality Campaign, testified in favor of HF 3178 as amended.

Maria Cisneros, Latino Youth Development Collaborative (LYDC), testified in favor of HF 3178 as amended.

Lizete Vega, LYDC, testified in favor of HF 3178 as amended.

Victoria Torres, LYDC, testified in favor of HF 3178 as amended.

The committee recessed at 9:58 AM.

Representative Erickson reconvened the meeting at 4:01 PM in Room 120 of the Capitol.

Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, testified on HF 3178 as amended with concerns.

Khulia Pringle, parent and former educator, testified in favor of HF 3178 as amended.

Dr. David Heistad, Director of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment for Bloomington Schools, testified against HF 3178 as amended.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), testified on HF 3178 as amended.

Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on HF 3178 as amended.

Representative Erickson moved that HF 3178 as amended be re-referred to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rarick presented HF 2788.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H2788A2. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H2788A3 with a technical change: on Line 1.2 add “and” after the quotation mark and before “representatives.”

Representative Erickson moved the H2788A3 amendment as technically amended be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dettmer presented HF 2788 as amended.

Dr. Sherri Turner, University of Minnesota Associate Professor, testified in favor of HF 2788 as amended.

Major Andrew Nicholson, U.S. Marine Corp, testified in favor of HF 2788 as amended.

Captain Young Youn, U.S. Army, testified in favor of HF 2788 as amended.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for MDE, testified on HF 2788 as amended.

Jake Loesch, Goff Public/MSCA, testified on HF 2788 as amended.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 2788 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved HF 3361 to re-refer to the committee on Education Finance.

Sheri Schmaus, For Jake’s Sake, testified in favor of HF 3361.

Carla Pederson, For Jake’s Sake, testified in favor of HF 3361.

Lisa McCullough, parent, testified in favor of HF 3361.

Bailey Boelter, Minnesota Youth Council, testified in favor of HF 3361.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to re-refer HF 3361 to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Jurgens presented HF 2724.

Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney with Legal Aid, testified on HF 2724.

Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, testified in favor of HF 2724.

Denise Dittrich, Associate Director of Government Relations for Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on HF 2724 with concerns.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Education, testified on HF 2724 with concerns.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 2724 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson moved HF 2825.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H2825DE1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gruenhagen presented HF 2825 as amended.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 2825 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson moved HF 1507.

Representative Lucero presented the H15071A2 amendment.

Representative Erickson moved the H15071A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lucero presented HF 1507 as amended.

Chris Daniels, parent and board member of MACC, testified in favor of HF 1507 as amended.

Kerstin Schulz, MACC, testified in favor of HF 1507 as amended.

Beckie Lonnes, parent, testified in favor of HF 1507 as amended.

Ben Feist, Legislative Director for ACLU of Minnesota, testified in favor of HF 1507 as amended.

Rick Heller testified on HF 1507 as amended.

Michelle Kenney, attorney representing Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on HF 1507 as amended.

Roger Aronson, Legal and Legislative Counsel for Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), testified on HF 1507 as amended.

Tony Kwilas, CompTIA, testified against HF 1507 as amended.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF 1507 as amended to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.










Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Dayna Liffey, Committee Legislative Assistant












More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3370 (Franke) - Threat assessment teams and oversight committees required, access to criminal history and health records provided, educational data sharing with school threat assessment teams allowed, and money appropriated.
  • HF3178 (Peterson) - Academic achievement rating system required to track student achievement, academic growth, and achievement gap closure rates in schools and districts.
  • HF2788 (Dettmer) - School counselors encouraged to receive training in armed forces career options, school counselors required to inform students of armed forces career options, and school districts encouraged to grant military recruiters access to secondary students.
  • HF2724 (Jurgens) - School lunch providers prohibited from shaming students, meal policies required to be posted to school websites, and supplementary reserve fund created.
  • HF3361 (Kunesh-Podein) - Substance misuse prevention instruction grant provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2825 (Gruenhagen) - Nonpublic students in grade 10 authorized to participate in career and technical courses offered through the postsecondary enrollment options program.
  • HF2768 (Jessup) - Child sexual abuse prevention instruction in a health curriculum modified.
  • HF1507 (Lucero) - Student Data Privacy Act created, and penalties provided.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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01:18 - HF2768 (Jessup) Child sexual abuse prevention instruction in a health curriculum modified.
02:47 - HF3370 (Franke) Threat assessment and oversight committees required, access to criminal history and health records provided, and money appropriated.
1:08:00 - HF3178 (Peterson) Academic achievement rating system required to track student achievement, academic growth, and achievement gap closure rates in schools and districts.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.


*Bills may be heard in any order.

If you would like to testify, please contact Kacie Petersen at Kacie.Petersen@house.mn. Testimony will be limited to 5 minutes per person.