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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Education Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:33 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 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
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members Absent:
MARIANI, Carlos

Representative Huot moved to approve the minutes for the Tuesday, February 26, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF945 (Wazlawik) – Textbook definition modified.

Representative Wazlawik moved that HF945 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Wazlawik introduced HF945.

Tim Benz, Minnesota Independent School Forum, testified in support of HF945.

Karen Balmer, Minnehaha Academy, testified in support of HF945.

Julie Winn, Minnehaha Academy, testified in support of HF945.

Representative Wazlawik renewed the motion that HF845 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF428 (Gruenhagen) – Textbook definition modified, and obsolete language deleted.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF428 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Gruenhagen introduced HF428.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion the HF428 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF824 (Kunesh-Podein) – Increase Teachers of Color Act funding provided, seeking to double American Indian teachers and teachers of color, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Youakim moved that HF824 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Kunesh-Podein introduced HF824.

Violeta Hernandez Espinosa, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, Katy Sly, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and Shannon Geshick, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, testified in support of HF824.

Keenan Jones, Hopkins School District, testified in support of HF824.

Angelina Momanyi, Anoka-Hennepin School District, testified in support of HF824.

Daisy Aguilar, Parents in Community Action Head Start, testified in support of HF824.

Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, testified in support of HF824.

Mary Gilbert Dougherty, St. Paul Public Schools, testified in support of HF824.

Kim Lewis, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified in support of HF824.

Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership, testified on HF824.

Paul Spies, Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers of Minnesota, clarified questions related to HF824.

Representative Erickson moved the H0824A3 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Urdahl moved the H0824A5 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Erickson moved the H0824A2 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Erickson moved the H0824A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Gruenhagen offered an oral amendment to HF824.

Representative Gruenhagen withdrew his oral amendment to HF824.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion that HF824 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 3:59 PM.

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Cheryl Youakim, Chair


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Laura Helgen, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. HF945 (Wazlawik) - Textbook definition modified. III. HF428 (Gruenhagen) - Textbook definition modified, and obsolete language deleted. IV. HF824 (Kunesh-Podein) - Increase Teachers of Color Act funding provided, seeking to double American Indian teachers and teachers of color, reports required, and money appropriated. V. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF945 (Wazlawik) - Textbook definition modified.
  • HF428 (Gruenhagen) - Textbook definition modified, and obsolete language deleted.
  • HF824 (Kunesh-Podein) - Increase Teachers of Color Act funding provided, seeking to double American Indian teacher and teachers of color, reports required, and money appropriated.
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