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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Education Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Kunesh-Podein, Vice Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 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
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

Members Excused:
ERICKSON, Sondra, GOP Lead

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

HF1883 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) – Foster care student enrollment in school required, and foster youth school enrollment report required.

Representative Moller moved to refer HF1883 to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn introduced HF1883.

Hoang Murphy, Foster Advocates, testified in support of HF1883.
Kristy Snyder, Project for Pride Living, testified in support of HF1883.

Representative Kunesh-Podein renewed the motion to refer HF1883 to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF692 (Poppe) – Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded.

Representative Baker moved to refer HF692 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Poppe introduced HF692.

The following people testified in support of HF692, HF246, and HF73:
Joseph Brown, Fairmont Area Schools Superintendent.
Lucas Denney, Fairmont Area Schools Student.
Bob Bonin, Welding Academy.

Representative Youakim, Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel at 3:10 PM.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to refer HF692 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF246 (Bennett) – Vocational enrichment program establish, and money appropriated.

Representative Bennett moved to refer HF246 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Bennett introduced HF246.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to refer HF246 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF73 (Gunther) – Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded.

Representative Baker moved to refer HF73 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Gunther introduced HF73.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to refer HF73 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1982 (Christensen) – Instruction days and hours calculation modified for students affected by 2018-2019 school year snow days, and affected school districts required to report to commissioner.

Representative Christensen moved to refer HF1982 to the General Register.

Representative Christensen moved the H1982DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Christensen introduced HF1982.

Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, testified in support of HF1982.
Denise Pontrelli, Stillwater School District Superintendent, testified in support of HF1982.
Scot McMahon, Minnesota School Bus Operations Association, testified in opposition to HF1982.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to refer HF1982, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1422 (Baker) – Seizure training required in schools.

Representative Baker moved to lay over HF1422 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Baker moved to incorporate a technical oral amendment, on page 2 line 17, to strike “2020-2021” and insert “2021-2022 and 2022-2023”, and strike “and later”. THE AMENDMENT, AS INCORPORATED, WAS ADOPTED.

Ruth Schmitz, Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation, testified in support of HF1422.
Heidi Fisher, Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation, testified in support of HF1422.
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, testified with concerns about HF1422.
Deb Mehr, District 196 Licensed School Nurse and School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, testified in opposition to HF1422.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to lay over HF1422, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The meeting recessed at 4:10 PM.

The meeting reconvened at 7:12 PM in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

HF566 (Wazlawik) – School safety assessment teams required, and money appropriated.

Representative Wazlawik moved to refer HF566 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Wazlawik moved the H0566DE2 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wazlawik introduced HF566 as amended.

Dr. Kristine Kienlen, Clinical Psychologist, testified in support of HF566.
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association testified in opposition to HF566.
Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness, testified in opposition to HF566.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to move HF566, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1848 (Bierman) – Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board directed to adopt endorsement standards enabling licensed high school teachers to provide high school dual enrollment instruction.

Representative Bierman moved to lay over HF1848 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Bierman moved the H1848A1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bierman introduced HF1848.

Rick Heller, Unofficial Twice Exceptional and Print Disabled, testified on HF1848.
Fred Nolan, Minnesota Rural Education Association, answered questions about HF1848.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to lay over HF1848, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF1940 (Huot) – Student receiving specialized instructional services programs allowed to participate in service area outside individualized education program.

Representative Huot moved to lay over HF1940 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Huot moved the H1940DE1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huot introduced HF1940 as amended.

John Klaber, Minnesota Administrators for Special Education, testified in support of HF1940.
Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education, answered questions on HF1940.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to lay over HF1940, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

Representative Kunesh-Podein, Vice Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel at 8:25 PM.

HF1120 (Youakim) – Compulsory instruction requirements modified, and school districts required to offer kindergarten.

Representative Youakim moved to lay over HF1120 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Youakim introduced HF1120.

Representative Kunesh-Podein renewed the motion to lay over HF1120 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. TH BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The meeting adjourned at 8:36 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. HF1883 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Foster care student enrollment in school required, and foster youth school enrollment report required. III. HF1982 (Christensen) - Instruction days and hours calculation modified for students affected by 2018-2019 school year snow days, and affected school districts required to report to commissioner. IV. HF692 (Poppe) - Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded. V. HF73 (Gunther) - Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded. VI. HF246 (Bennett) - Vocational enrichment program established, and money appropriated. VII. HF1422 (Baker) - Seizure training required in schools. VIII. HF566 (Wazlawik) - School safety assessment teams required, and money appropriated. IX. HF1848 (Bierman) - Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board directed to adopt endorsement standards enabling licensed high school teachers to provide high school dual enrollment instruction. X. HF1940 (Huot) - Student receiving specialized instructional services programs allowed to participate in service area outside individualized education program. XI. HF1120 (Youakim) - Compulsory instruction requirements modified, and school districts required to offer kindergarten. XII. Adjournment The Chair's intent in hearing the bills scheduled for Wednesday is to see how many bills we work through during the daytime slot then we will reconvene at 7PM in SOB Room 200 to complete the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF1883 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Foster care student enrollment in school required, and foster youth school enrollment report required.
  • HF1422 (Baker) - Seizure training required in schools.
  • HF692 (Poppe) - Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded.
  • HF73 (Gunther) - Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded.
  • HF246 (Bennett) - Vocational enrichment program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1120 (Youakim) - Compulsory instruction requirements modified, and school districts required to offer kindergarten.
  • HF1982 (Christensen) - School calendar adjustment authorized for instructional days and work hours lost due to school closings during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • HF566 (Wazlawik) - School safety assessment teams required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1848 (Bierman) - Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board directed to adopt endorsement standards enabling licensed high school teachers to provide high school dual enrollment instruction.
  • HF1940 (Huot) - Student receiving specialized instructional services programs allowed to participate in service area outside individualized education program.
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