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ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY SECOND SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:31am on February 3, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVNIE, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie
KRESHA, Ron
BENNETT, Peggy
DANIELS, Brian
DEMUTH, Lisa
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
FEIST, Sandra
JORDAN, Sydney
MARQUART, Paul
MUELLER, Patricia
RICHARDSON, Ruth
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Excused:
THOMPSON, John

A quorum was present.

Rep. Wolgamott moved that the minutes from February 2, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Presentation on the teacher supply and demand report provided by PELSB.

The Education Finance Committee recessed at 10:57am to the call of the Chair.

The Education Finance Committee resumed at 11:15am by call of the Chair.

HF 217 (Hassan) This bill is the Increase Teachers of Color Action of 2021, aimed at increasing the number of teachers who are of color or American Indian. The bill modifies provisions in the world’s best workforce statute, which requires school boards to adopt long-term plans to meet particular state goals. Other sections included provisions that establish a state goal of increasing the percentage of teachers of color and American Indian teachers, grant programs, and a hiring bonus program; amend licensure and tenure provisions; and amend integration plan requirements, among others.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 217 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration.

Rep. Hassan presented HF 217 before the committee.

A1 Amendment (Demuth)

Rep. Demuth moved that the A1 amendment to HF 217 be presented before the committee.

Rep. Demuth presented the A1 amendment and requested a roll call vote. Motion did not prevail.

Roll Call Vote Count (A1); ‘aye’ – 7, ‘no’ – 9:
DAVNIE, Jim (no)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (no)
KRESHA, Ron (aye)
BENNETT, Peggy (aye)
DANIELS, Brian (aye)
DEMUTH, Lisa (aye)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (aye)
ERICKSON, Sondra (aye)
FEIST, Sandra (no)
JORDAN, Sydney (no)
MARQUART, Paul (no)
MUELLER, Patricia (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (no)
THOMPSON, John (excused)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (no)
XIONG, Tou (no)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (no)

A2 Amendment (Demuth)

Rep. Demuth moved that the A2 amendment to HF 217 be presented before the committee.

Rep. Demuth presented the A2 amendment and requested a roll call vote. Motion did not prevail.

Roll Call Vote Count (A2); ‘aye’ – 7, ‘no’ – 9:
DAVNIE, Jim (no)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (no)
KRESHA, Ron (aye)
BENNETT, Peggy (aye)
DANIELS, Brian (aye)
DEMUTH, Lisa (aye)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (aye)
ERICKSON, Sondra (aye)
FEIST, Sandra (no)
JORDAN, Sydney (no)
MARQUART, Paul (no)
MUELLER, Patricia (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (no)
THOMPSON, John (excused)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (no)
XIONG, Tou (no)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (no)

A3 Amendment (Demuth)

Rep. Demuth moved that the A3 amendment to HF 217 be presented before the committee.

Rep. Demuth presented the A3 amendment and requested a roll call vote. Motion did not prevail.

Roll Call Vote Count (A3); ‘aye’ – 7, ‘no’ – 9:
DAVNIE, Jim (no)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (no)
KRESHA, Ron (aye)
BENNETT, Peggy (aye)
DANIELS, Brian (aye)
DEMUTH, Lisa (aye)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (aye)
ERICKSON, Sondra (aye)
FEIST, Sandra (no)
JORDAN, Sydney (no)
MARQUART, Paul (no)
MUELLER, Patricia (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (no)
THOMPSON, John (excused)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (no)
XIONG, Tou (no)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (no)

Rep. Marquart renewed the motion that HF 217, unamended, be laid over for possible inclusion or for further consideration at a later date.


Testifiers:
Yelena Bailey, Director of Education Policy, PELSB
Alex Liuzzi, Executive Director, PELSB
Paul Spies, PhD, Legislative Action Team Lead, Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and
American Indian Teachers
Hawi Emeru, Student, Minneapolis South High School
Angelica Torralba-Olague, Teacher, Minneapolis South High School
Kadra Aden, EAST Program Scholar/Teacher Candidate, Augsburg College
Larry A McKenzie, Interim Director, Pillsbury United Communities – Office of Public Charter
Schools
Dr. Michael Favor, Assistant Superintendent, Roseville Area Schools
Rizal Agaton-Howes, Cloquet Middle School
Shannon Geshick, MIAC
Eric Anderson, Stillwater Area Public Schools
Idil Abdull, Parent and Advocate


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 12:00pm.


______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

______________________________________________
Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF217 (Hassan) - Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, teachers of color and American Indian teachers in Minnesota percentage increase sought, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:41 Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board presentation:.
Teacher supply and demand report.

Runs 26 minutes


Presentation on the teacher supply and demand report from the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

HF 217 (Hassan) Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, teachers of color and American Indian teachers in Minnesota percentage increase sought, reports required, and money appropriated..
*Amendments are due by Tuesday, February 2 by 10:30am*
*Other agenda items may be added.*

Public Testimony:
• If you wish to testify on HF 217 (Hassan), please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the attached template and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here:
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.