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Education Innovation Policy

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 15, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 8:15 AM on March 15, 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
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
GROSSELL, Matt
HALEY, Barb
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LEE, Fue
MAYE QUADE, Erin
PRYOR, Laurie
RARICK, Jason
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn


Members excused:

BLY, David

Representative Erickson officially called the meeting to order at 8:19 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Bahr moved HF 2750.

David Lowell, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, testified in favor of HF 2750.

Gilliam Decker, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, testified in favor of HF 2750.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 2750 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Urdahl moved HF 3589.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H3589A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl presented HF 3589 as amended.

Jennifer Bloom, Executive Director of Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, testified in favor of HF 3589 as amended.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Education, testified on HF 3589 as amended with concerns.

Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on HF 3589 as amended with concerns.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 3589 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Bahr moved approval of the minutes from the March 13, 2018 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF 3692 to the committee on Education Finance.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H3692A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Jessup presented HF 3692 as amended.

Kimberly Dumitrica, Decoding Dyslexia, testified in favor of HF 3692 as amended.

Kelly Fisher, Decoding Dyslexia, testified in favor of HF 3692 as amended.

Michele Kvikstad, Decoding Dyslexia, testified in favor of HF 3692 as amended.

Rachel Depa, Decoding Dyslexia, testified in favor of HF 3692 as amended.

Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on HF 3692 as amended with concerns.

Dawn Brown, Decoding Dyslexia, testified on HF 3692 as amended.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to re-refer HF 3692 as amended to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson moved HF 1580.

Representative Erickson moved amendment A18-0599. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Eugene Piccolo, MN Association of Charter Schools, testified in favor of HF 1580 as amended.

Larry McKenzie, President of MN Association of Charter School Authorizers, testified on HF 1580 as amended with concerns.

Daniel Sellers, Ed Allies, testified on HF 1580 as amended with concerns.

The committee recessed at 9:57 AM.

Representative Erickson reconvened the meeting at 4:53 PM.

Eugene Piccolo, MN Association of Charter Schools, testified in favor of HF 1580 as amended.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 1580 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson passed the gavel to Vice Chair Representative Daniels at 5:11 PM.

Representative Erickson presented HF 2860.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H2860A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Education, testified on HF 2860 as amended.

Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership, testified in favor of HF 2860 as amended.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF 2860 as amended to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson presented HF 2859.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H2859DE1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Daniel Sellers, Ed Allies, testified in favor of HF 2859 as amended.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Education, testified on HF 2859 as amended.

Jennifer Dugan, Director of Statewide Testing, testified on HF 2859 as amended.

Representative Daniels laid over HF 2859 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson moved HF 1420.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H1420DE1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson presented HF 1420 as amended.

Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership, testified on HF 1420 as amended.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Education, testified on HF 1420 as amended.

Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on HF 1420 as amended.

Representative Daniels laid over HF 1420 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 6:47 PM.






Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Dayna Liffey, Committee Legislative Assistant








More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2750 (Bahr) - Compulsory school attendance exemptions modified.
  • HF2859 (Erickson) - State assessments required to be administered in May.
  • HF2860 (Erickson) - Education commissioner required to review district and charter school curricula, and report required.
  • HF1580 (Erickson) - Charter school policy and technical changes made.
  • HF1420 (Erickson) - World's best workforce performance measures and reports modified.
  • HF3589 (Urdahl) - Civics test questions reporting required.
  • HF3692 (Jessup) - Dyslexia screening required.
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HF2750 (Bahr) Compulsory school attendance exemptions modified.
HF3589 (Urdahl) Civics test questions reporting required.
HF3692 (Jessup) Dyslexia screening required.
HF1580 (Erickson) Charter school policy and technical changes made.
The committee recessed.
No video was available of the reconvening.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.


*Bills may be heard in any order.