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FOURTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 March 3, 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
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami


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

Chair Richardson moved that HF 1408 be re-referred to the Education Finance committee.

Rep. Becker-Finn presented HF 1408.

Testifiers:
Gloria Nathanson, Parent advocate
Dov Nathanson, Student

Chair Richardson renewed her motion that HF 1408 be re-referred to the Education Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Keeler moved HF 1712 be re-referred to the Education Finance committee.

Rep. Keeler presented HF 1712.

Testifiers:
Jenifer Loon, EdAllies
Delores Gabbard, Teacher
Peter Olson-Skog, Superintendent, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Rep. Keeler renewed her motion to re-refer HF 1712 to the Education Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Hassan took the gavel.

Chair Richardson moved that HF 951 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Richardson presented HF 951.

Testifiers:
Maren Hulden, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Idil Abdull, Parent advocate
Jason Luksik, MESPA President-Elect, elementary school principal
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Jules Edwards, Parent advocate

Chair Richardson renewed her motion that HF 951 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The committee was adjourned at 2:29 PM.


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF951 (Richardson) - Dismissal of students in kindergarten through grade 3 prohibited.
  • HF1408 (Becker-Finn) - Interpreter requirements modified.
  • HF1712 (Keeler) - World's best workforce performance measure modified.
House TV Video:
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02:07 HF1408 (Becker-Finn) Interpreter requirements modified.
17:15 HF1712 (Keeler) World's best workforce performance measure modified.
38:38 HF951 (Richardson) Dismissal of students in kindergarten through grade 3 prohibited.


HF951 (Richardson) - Dismissal of students in kindergarten through grade 3 prohibited.
HF1408 (Becker-Finn) - Interpreter requirements modified.
HF1617 (Hassan) - Online personal finance class required for high school graduation.


**Bill number assigned to previously posted language per introduction and referral on 3/1/2021**
HF1712 (Keeler) - World's best workforce performance measure modified. (formerly posted as HF XXXX (Keeler) Revisor Number 21-02172)


***More bills may be added pending introduction and referral.***

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

If you would like to sign up to testify, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day before the hearing. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

Members of the public, organizations, and stakeholders are always welcome to submit written testimony in lieu of testifying via zoom. Please email your testimony as an attached MS Word Document or PDF file with OCR to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Written testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing. Written testimony received by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day will be part of the “virtual committee packet.”

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.

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