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TWELFTH MEETING - Education Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34 PM on Tuesday, February 26, 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 Bahr moved to approve the minutes, with a technical correction, for the Monday, February 25, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1343 (Morrison) – Sunscreen possession and use at school provided.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved that HF1343 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Morrison introduced HF1343.

Dr. Kristen Hook, University of Minnesota, testified in support of HF1343.
Dr. Lynda Kauls, University of Minnesota, testified in support of HF1343.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF1343 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF1026 (Freiberg) – School safety technical assistance center and School Safety Technical Assistance Council extended.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved that HF1026 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Freiberg introduced HF1026.

Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education, answered questions about HF1026.
Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF1026 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF1111 (Hassan) – Postsecondary education enrollment options eligibility clarified.

Representative Hassan moved that HF1111 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Hassan introduced HF1111.

Leroy West, Summit Academy, testified in support of HF1111.
Anne-Marie Kuiper, Summit Academy, testified in support of HF1111.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF1111 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF847 (Her) – High School graduation personal finance required.

Representative Her moved that HF847 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Her introduced HF847.

Lincoln Hughes, EVERFI, testified in support of HF847.
Michael Solomon, City of St. Paul, testified in support of HF847.
Ikram Koliso, City of St. Paul, testified in support of HF847.
Saroeun Earm, Community Engagement Specialist, testified in support of HF847.
Roger Aronson, Secondary Principals Association, testified in opposition to HF847.
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, testified in opposition to HF847.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF847 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF249 (Urdahl) – Graduation and civics testing requirements modified to ensure students adequately prepared to be capable citizens able to fully participate in the political process.

Representative Urdahl moved that HF249 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Urdahl moved to adopt the H0249A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl introduced HF249.

Lisa Larson, League of Women Voters, testified in support of HF249.
Jennifer Bloom, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, testified in support of HF249.
Darin Anderson, Litchfield School Board, testified in support of HF249.
Justice Paul Anderson, Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, testified in support of HF249.
Steve Young, Former Dean of Hamline Law School, testified in support of HF249.
Roger Aronson, Secondary Principals Association, testified on HF249.
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified in opposition to HF249.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF249, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The meeting adjourned at 4:09 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. HF1026 (Freiberg) - School safety technical assistance center and School Safety Technical Assistance Council extended. III. HF1343 (Morrison) - Sunscreen possession and use at school provided. IV. HF1111 (Hassan) - Postsecondary education enrollment options eligibility clarified. V. HF847 (Her) - High School graduation personal finance required. VI. HF249 (Urdahl) - Graduation and civics testing requirements modified to ensure students adequately prepared to be capable citizens able to fully participate in the political process. VII. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF1026 (Freiberg) - School safety technical assistance center and School Safety Technical Assistance Council extended.
  • HF1343 (Morrison) - Sunscreen possession and use at school provided.
  • HF1111 (Hassan) - Postsecondary education enrollment options eligibility clarified.
  • HF847 (Her) - High school graduation personal finance required.
  • HF249 (Urdahl) - Graduation and civics testing requirements modified to ensure students adequately prepared to be capable citizens able to fully participate in the political process.
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01:37 - HF1343 (Morrison) Sunscreen possession and use at school provided. 12:26 - HF1026 (Freiberg) School safety technical assistance center and School Safety Technical Assistance Council extended. 30:59 - HF1111 (Hassan) Postsecondary education enrollment options eligibility clarified. 38:17 - HF847 (Her) High school graduation personal finance required. 1:05:03 - HF249 (Urdahl) Graduation and civics testing requirements modified to ensure students adequately prepared to be capable citizens able to fully participate in the political process. Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.