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SEVENTH MEETING - Education Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:32 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

YOUAKIM, Cheryl, Chair
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary, Vice Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
HUOT, John
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Representative Sandell moved to approve the minutes for the Tuesday, February 5, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Moller moved to approve the minutes for the Wednesday, February 6, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Cristina Parra, Education Policy Legislative Analyst, House Research, presented on school standards.

HF116 (Freiberg): School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board.

Representative Youakim moved that HF116 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Freiberg introduced HF116.

John Vento, Robbinsdale Area Schools, Board Chair, testified in support of HF116.

Chris Lennox, Mounds View Public Schools, Superintendent, testified in support of HF116.

Sheridan Johnson, Anoka-Hennepin School District Parent/YES Campaign, testified in support of HF116.

Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership, testified in opposition to HF116.

Sam Walseth, Legislative Director, Minnesota Rural Education Association, offered clarification and spoke in support of HF116.

Representative Erickson requested a roll call vote on HF116.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF116 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The results of the roll call were as follows:

AYES

YOUAKIM, Cheryl
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
HUOT, John
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS

ERICKSON, Sondra
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

By a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein, Vice Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel at 3:44 PM.

HF163 (Youakim): School board vacancy technical changes made.

Representative Youakim moved that HF163 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Youakim gave a brief summary of HF163.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF163 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 3:47 PM.



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Cheryl Youakim, Chair



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Laura Helgen, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Presentation: Education Standards House Research III. HF116 (Freiberg) - School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board. IV. HF163 (Youakim) - School board vacancy technical changes made. More bills may be added. V. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF116 (Freiberg) - School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board.
  • HF163 (Youakim) - School board vacancy technical changes made.
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01:34 - Education standards presentation. - House Research. 20:59 - HF116 (Freiberg) School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board. 1:12:53 - HF163 (Youakim) School board vacancy technical changes made. Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.