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Education Finance

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 10:30am on February 24, 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
MARQUART, Paul
MUELLER, Patricia
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THOMPSON, John
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members excused:
JORDAN, Sydney
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

A quorum was present.

Rep. Mueller moved that the minutes from February 23, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 378 (Youakim) This bill requires paraprofessionals who work with students with disabilities to be given paid time or time during the day to review students’ individualized education programs and annual paid orientation or professional development.

Rep. Youakim moved that HF 378 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration at a later time.

Rep. Youakim presented HF 378.

Rep. Youakim renewed the motion that HF 378 be laid over for further consideration at a later time.

HF 786 (Lee) This bill modifies the after-school community learning programs statute, including grant criteria, and appropriates funds for after-school community learning program grants.

Rep. Feist moved that HF 786 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration at a later time.

Rep. Lee presented HF 786.

Rep. Feist renewed the motion that HF 786 be laid over for further consideration at a later time.

Testifiers:
Becky Hespen, President, Education Minnesota Osseo ESP
Michelle Dennard, Special Education Support Professional, Osseo Area School District
Kari Denissen Cunnien, Executive Director, Ignite Afterschool
Jenny Wright Collins, Executive Director, University YMCA and Beacons Network

The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 11:28am.


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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF378 (Youakim) - Paraprofessional paid orientation required, paraprofessional training funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF786 (Lee) - After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:49 - HF378 (Youakim) Paraprofessional paid orientation required, paraprofessional training funding provided, and money appropriated.
27:35 - HF786 (Lee) After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.

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HF 378 (Youakim) Paraprofessional paid orientation required, paraprofessional training funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 786 (Lee) After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.
*more items may be added*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, 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. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels 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.