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Education Policy

SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 08, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
MINUTES


Representative Richardson, Chair of the Education Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 PM on February 8, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:

RICHARDSON, Ruth, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice-Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BERG, Kaela
BOE, Greg
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
POSTON, John

Rep. Frazier moved that the minutes from February 1, 2021 be approved. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chair Richardson moved that HF 505 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Rep. Lee presented HF 505.

Testifiers:
Marty Scofield, Adult Basic Education teacher, Land-o-Lakes
Kimberly Antonsen, Early Childhood Family Education teacher, Waubun/Ogema/White Earth School District
Meg Luger-Nikolai, Education Minnesota
Kim Lewis, Minnesota School Board Association

Rep. Richardson renewed her motion that HF 505 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Cristina Parra, House Research, gave a brief presentation on HF 603.

Rep. Jordan moved HF 603 be re-referred to the Labor Committee.

Rep. Jordan presented HF 603.

Testifiers:
Meg Luger-Nikolai, Attorney, Education Minnesota
Peter Eckhoff, Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers, President
Kate Schmidt, Dakota County United Educators, President
Deb Henton, Executive Director of the MN Association of School Administrator
Douglas Seaton, Upper Midwest Law Center

Rep. Erickson moved the A1 amendment.

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
BENNETT, Peggy
POSTON, John

On a vote of 6 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Erickson moved the A2 amendment.

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
BENNETT, Peggy
POSTON, John

On a vote of 6 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Erickson moved the A3 amendment.

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
BENNETT, Peggy
POSTON, John

On a vote of 6 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Erickson moved the A4 amendment.

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
URDAHL, Dean

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
BENNETT, Peggy
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy

On a vote of 5 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Erickson moved the A5 amendment.

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
URDAHL, Dean

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
BENNETT, Peggy
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy

On a vote of 5 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Erickson moved the A6 amendment

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
BENNETT, Peggy
POSTON, John

On a vote of 6 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Erickson moved the A7 amendment.

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
BENNETT, Peggy
POSTON, John

On a vote of 6 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Erickson moved the DE2 amendment.

Rep. Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BENNETT, Peggy
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy

Members voting NAY:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused/absent:
POSTON, John

On a vote of 6 AYES and 12 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Jordan renewed her motion that HF 603 be re-referred to the Labor Committee.

Chair Richardson requested a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
RICHARDSON, Ruth
HASSAN, Hodan
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members voting NAY:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BENNETT, Peggy
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

Members excused/absent:
POSTON, John

On a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee was adjourned at 2:29 PM.

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF505 (Lee) - Community education teacher continuing contract and tenure status provisions modified.
  • HF561 (Urdahl) - School districts required to establish teach mentoring programs, and staff development revenue allowed uses modified.
  • HF603 (Jordan) - Public labor relations modified.
House TV Video:
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04:05 - HF505 (Lee) Community education teacher continuing contract and tenure status provisions modified.
26:38 - HF603 (Jordan) Public labor relations modified.


HF505 (Lee) - Community education teacher continuing contract and tenure status provisions modified.
HF561 (Urdahl) - School districts required to establish teach mentoring programs, and staff development revenue allowed uses modified.
HF603 (Jordan) - Public labor relations modified.

*Agenda items may be added or removed. Bills may be taken in any order*

This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

Public Viewing Information:
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