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NINETEENTH MEETING - Education Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:07 AM on Monday, March 11, 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 Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved to approve the minutes for the Wednesday, March 6, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved to approve the minutes for the Friday, March 8, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1572 (Sandell) – Service-learning grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Sandell moved to refer HF1572 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Sandell introduced HF1572.

Dr. Joe Nathan, Center for School Change, testified in support of HF1572.
Greg Herder, National Youth Leadership Council, testified in support of HF1572.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to refer HF1572 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF578 (Lien) – K-12 education expense credit modified.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved to refer HF578 to the Taxes Committee.

Representative Youakim moved the H0578A1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lien introduced HF578 as amended.

Matt Norris, Minnesota Afterschool Advance, testified in support of HF578.
Erin Bailey, Northfield Public Schools, testified in support of HF578.
Marcus Pope, Youthprise, testified in support of HF578.

Representative Youakim renewed the motion to refer HF578, as amended, to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kunesh-Podein, Vice Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel at 10:50 AM.

HF1711 (Youakim) – Superintendent provisions nonsubstantive style and form changes made.

Representative Youakim moved to refer HF1711 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Youakim moved the H1711DE1 author’s amendment, and to amend the title accordingly. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim introduced HF1711 as amended.

Cristina Parra, Nonpartisan House Research, walked through H1711DE1.

Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education, testified on H1711DE1.
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on H1711DE1.
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, testified on H1711DE1.
Fred Nolan, Minnesota Rural Education Association, testified on H1711DE1.
Gary Amoroso, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, testified on H1711DE1.
Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principals Associations, testified on H1711DE1.
Sam Walseth, Minnesota Rural Education Association, testified on H1711DE1.

The meeting recessed at 12:23 PM.

The meeting reconvened at 1:13 PM.

Mary Gilbert Doherty, St. Paul Public Schools, testified on H1711DE1.
David Aron, Education Minnesota, testified on H1711DE1.
Daniel Sellers, EdAllies, testified on H1711DE1.
Alex Liuzzi, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, testified on H1711DE1.
Tony Kwilas, Hospitality Minnesota, testified on H1711DE1.
Joel Carlson, Community of Minnesota Resorts, testified on H1711DE1.

The meeting adjourned at 2:17 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. HF1572 (Sandell) - Service-learning grant program established, report required, and money appropriated. III. HF578 (Lien) - K-12 education expense credit modified. IV. HF1711 (Youakim) - Superintendent provisions nonsubstantive style and form changes made. Walk-Through of H1711DE1 Amendment (Omnibus Bill) and Begin Testimony V. Adjournment (Half hour lunch break at noon) The H1711DE1 amendment for HF1711 (Youakim) will serve as the Education Policy omnibus bill. All amendments to H1711DE1 need to be submitted to the Committee Administrator by 2:30PM on Tuesday, March 12.

Bills Added:
  • HF1572 (Sandell) - Service-learning grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF578 (Lien) - K-12 education expense credit modified.
  • HF1711 (Youakim) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 technical and policy changes made including general education, education excellence, teachers, special education, health and safety, facilities, nutrition, and state agencies; and reports required.
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