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TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY SECOND SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Julie Sandstede, Vice-Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30am on March 16, 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
THOMPSON, John
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

A quorum was present.

Rep. Feist moved that the minutes from March 11, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 1376 (Frazier) This bill is the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board’s (“PELSB” or “the board”) bill. It defines terms, modifies the board composition, modifies how teacher preparation program providers are approved.

Rep. Thompson moved that HF 1376 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Vice-Chair Sandstede moved that the A21-0089 amendment to HF 1376 be presented to and adopted by the committee. A voice vote was taken. Motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Frazier presented HF 1376, as amended.

Rep. Thompson renewed the motion that HF 1376, as amended, be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Alex Liuzzi, Executive Director, MN Professional Education Licensing and Standards Board
(PELSB)
Yelena Bailey, PhD, Director of Education Policy, MN PELSB
Sumair Sheikh, Literacy Instructional Coach, Cloquet Public Schools, ISD 94
Courtney Roatch, MS, School Counselor, Bertha-Hewitt, ISD 786
Idil Abdull, Parent & Advocate
Josh Crosson, Executive Director, EdAllies
Maggie Borman, Former PELSB Member
Laura Mogelson, MN Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
Jose Perez, Ambassador, Bridgemakers

The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was recessed at 11:55am until approximately 5:00pm or the call of the Chair.


Vice-Chair Sandstede resumed the meeting of the Education Finance Committee at 5:01pm.

HF 1064 (Davnie) This bill is the Governor’s bill appropriating fiscal year 2021 money for additional educational programming for the 2020-2021 school year, 2021 summer education programs, and Adult Basic Education (ABE) and mental health grants through the end of fiscal year 2022. The bill proposes approximately $83 million in fiscal year 2021 funding, with the majority going to grants. Each grant is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

Chair Davnie moved that HF 1064 be presented before the committee; be referred to Ways & Means.

DE4 Amendment (Davnie) This is a delete-all amendment primarily appropriating fiscal year 2021 money for additional educational programming for the 2020-2021 school year, 2021 summer education programs, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and school-linked mental health grants through the end of fiscal year 2022. The bill proposes approximately $104 million of state funding for fiscal year 2021, with the majority going to grants. Each grant is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

Rep. Davnie informationally introduced the DE4 amendment to HF 1064 before the committee with the intention for a motion to be made later in the hearing.

House Research informationally walked-through the DE4 amendment.

Rep. Kresha moved that the DE5 amendment to HF 1064 be presented to and adopted by the committee.

House Research informationally introduced the DE5 amendment.

Rep. Kresha renewed the motion that the DE5 amendment be adopted by the committee. A roll call vote was taken. The motion did not prevail.

Roll Call Vote Count (DE5; HF 1064)
aye – 7
no – 9
not present – 1

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 (no)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (not present)
THOMPSON, John (no)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (no)
XIONG, Tou (no)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (no)

Rep. Davnie moved that the DE4 amendment to HF 1064 be adopted by the committee. A roll call vote was taken. Motion prevailed.

Roll Call Vote Count (DE4; HF 1064)
aye – 9
no – 7
not present – 1

DAVNIE, Jim (aye)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (aye)
KRESHA, Ron (no)
BENNETT, Peggy (no)
DANIELS, Brian (no)
DEMUTH, Lisa (no)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (no)
ERICKSON, Sondra (no)
FEIST, Sandra (aye)
JORDAN, Sydney (aye)
MARQUART, Paul (aye)
MUELLER, Patricia (no)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (not present)
THOMPSON, John (aye)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (aye)
XIONG, Tou (aye)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (aye)

Chair Davnie renewed the motion that HF 1064, as amended by the DE4 amendment, be referred to Ways and Means. A roll call vote was taken. Motion prevailed.

Roll Call Vote Count (HF 1064, as amended by DE4)
aye – 9
no – 7
not present – 1

DAVNIE, Jim (aye)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (aye)
KRESHA, Ron (no)
BENNETT, Peggy (no)
DANIELS, Brian (no)
DEMUTH, Lisa (no)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (no)
ERICKSON, Sondra (no)
FEIST, Sandra (aye)
JORDAN, Sydney (aye)
MARQUART, Paul (aye)
MUELLER, Patricia (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (not present)
THOMPSON, John (aye)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (aye)
XIONG, Tou (aye)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (aye)

Testifiers:
Cristina Parra, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department
Tim Strom, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department
Emily Adriaens, Fiscal Analyst, House Research Department
Heather Mueller, PhD, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Education


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 6:23pm.


______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1376 (Frazier) - Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
House TV Video:
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02:54 HF1376 (Frazier) Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
The committee recessed.


HF 1376 (Frazier) Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
*more items may be added*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
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• 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

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